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Blog archive: November, 2020

Countdown to Brexit -23 days: Top tips to prepare

Even during the current global pandemic, it is difficult not to be reminded that the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, and businesses are supposed to prepare for a “no deal Brexit” ahead of the end of the transition period.  This is now fast approaching: 11 pm (UK time) on 31 December 2020. …

Countdown to Brexit -23 days: Top tips to prepare

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Started a new business in Lockdown? Do you need to consider your IP?

For all of us, 2020 has been a unique year with many putting their lives ‘on hold’ throughout the UK’s first lockdown. During this period of self-reflection, it’s no surprise that many decided to turn their lockdown hobby, or their long-considered ideas, into a new business, as they finally had the time to make it …

Started a new business in Lockdown? Do you need to consider your IP?

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Landlords or Retailers? Nobody’s a winner. Mike Lewis in ‘The Retailer’.

It’s no surprise the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the retail sector. As many retailers were forced to close during both lockdowns, they have been unable to keep up with their rental payments, and as customers continue to self-isolate and stay at home footfall has been significantly lower. On the flip side, …

Landlords or Retailers? Nobody’s a winner. Mike Lewis in ‘The Retailer’.

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Furlough extended until December 2020.

The Government’s u-turn in respect of a national lockdown may have come as unwelcome news but for some it has come with the welcome side effect that the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (aka the Furlough scheme) has been extended until December. The Government’s Furlough scheme was due to end on 31 October 2020 and …

Furlough extended until December 2020.

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